"Saved by a Gyarados of all things... I guess exceptions exist among even the fiercest of Pokemon"., Katsu thought, after having heard Andrew's story. It was a bit of an ironic twist, as that very Pokemon had been one of his initial guesses as to what was responsible for the sailor's missing arm. As for Kiba and Flandre, they seemed to be of sounder mind after having learned why Andrew looked the way he did. However, they had grown a bit antsy with the thought of getting to go on a boat ride still on their minds, and as a result, were the first ones out the door once Andrew had received his briefing from the local shore watch. It was only a moment later that Flandre seemed to have seen something interesting on the beach, as she pointed at whatever it was, accompanying her action with an excited exclamation of "Char!". Kiba didn't seem to share her feelings, though, as he was looking quite worried by whatever was out there.
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Curious as to what it was his Pokemon were looking at, Katsu walked out of the shack with Andrew, only to see an Octillery of monstrous proportions stirring up a commotion among the beach goers.
“Well, I’d say the Mantine might have to wait a bit, eh? This big octopus looks as though it’s scaring the tourists a little. I guess it’s best for us to try and stop ‘im, Katsu?”, Andrew suggested.
"I think a little is a bit of an understatement...", Katsu thought, having noticed how quickly the section of the beach the Octillery was occupying had been vacated. It had turned to face him and the others, and started to flex its tentacles in a showy fashion, looking as though it were picking a fight. Kiba had already stepped forward, aware of what his trainer was most likely going to ask of him, as had Flandre, who's excitement stemmed from a desire to battle. Her hopes were soon quashed, however, as Katsu hastily scooped her into his arms, knowing it would be downright suicidal for her to go up against such an opponent. "Sorry, but I think it would be best for you sit this one out. A water Pokemon like that Octillery is hardly the ideal opponent for a fire type like you.", Katsu said in a correcting tone to the overconfident Charmander, who pouted out of frustration, but was obedient nonetheless. He then turned to Kiba and issued his commands.
"Kiba, I want to you to surround that Octillery with your Double Team, then give it a Shock Wave followed by a Thunderbolt."
After a moment of hesitation, Kiba nodded his head, then sped towards the octopus, leaving a cloud of sand and a shower of sparks in his wake. Even though the Electrike had an obvious type advantage, Katsu felt that the sheer size of his foe was likely going to make things rough, even with assistance from Andrew and his Pokemon...
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